My dermatologist gave me a sample of this and the cleanser after I told her I wasn't too happy with my Cetaphil, and I must say I prefer this a bit more. It absorbs into my skin faster and feels very light after a few minutes while keeping my skin moisturized for little over half the day (and until morning if I do it before bedtime). And of course it doesn't feel greasy, oily or irritating for my acne prone skin with slight Rosacea at all! Use it on my neck sometimes too.
Lipstick -Revlon - Matte lipstick in Mauve It Over
sevenbells 11/21/2011 3:46:00 PM
NC25, been using this for almost a month and I love love love this. Color looks quite natural one me. Nude-ish mauve but still adds a bit of color to my lips while evening their color out. Quite smooth, and not as drying as my Mac Matte, but obviously not moisturizing either. But I don't mind as the color is perfect and super opaque! :)
Recommended to me by a dermatologist for my acne rosacea. Very gentle on my skin, doesn't irritate it at all, and it's much less drying than Cetaphil (which worked perfectly for me for a while, but now I'm a bit sensitive to it). Also used to have flakier skin on my cheeks, this definitely helped fix it! Here's to hoping it keeps working for me.
Eye Shadow -Alima - Luminous Shimmer - Black Orchid
sevenbells 10/28/2010 5:25:00 PM
Bought a sample size of this. It's a shiny (but not sparkly, yay) reddish/plum/purple/I don't even know eyeshadow. It's not bad alone, but really really really lovely with if applied on top of primer or wet.
Eye Primer -Unlisted Brand - Detrivore Shadow Primer
sevenbells 10/28/2010 4:42:00 PM
Mine just came in the mail today, and I LOVE it. It's transparent on my skin (slightly tanned so this is important), soft, odorless, and makes my loose eye shadows that much more vibrant and last all day- no fall out at all. And it was only $6?! Pleeease go out and buy this. Like, right now.
Absolutely adore this blush. The pink looked too light for me (NC25) in the pan but showed up on my skin. It looks a bit sheer at first but is actually pretty buildable. Yay!
Concealers -Baby Pink - Stick Concealer in Natural Beige
sevenbells 7/26/2010 10:40:00 AM
Decent concealer for the price I got it at ($6), works pretty well. However it creases after a while in extremely hot weather, like almost 40 degrees celcius. I doubt a lot of concealers wouldn't do the same though!
HG~ No one can really tell if I'm wearing anything on my lips with this, but I do get asked why mine look more red. This also isn't too bright pink like some other lipstains I've come across, and cheaper too! Got $2 off, so it was only $4 CAD. Oh, and add some carmex on top and my lips look lipgloss shiny and soft, but without the stickyness! :)
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
sevenbells 6/14/2010 11:13:00 PM
edit: Bought another one recently- the ingredients on the back are the same, but for some reason it broke me out like MAD!? This is definitely my HG! Unlike Bare Esscentuals, didn't make me break out at all, is dirt cheap, and I've gotten compliments on my skin (this has never, ever happened before)! :D I tried the original glo foundation first but found that too shiny, but this is perfect, it's matte but doesn't look flat and still stays on my face for most of the day. If only the packaging were a little better, even with the 'lid' on the inside I find it still gets all over the inside of container after a while.
my HG to be honest! I'm just a little tanned and it looks perfect on me. I don't find it too sheer, two coats works just fine.
Had trouble with dry/chapped/peeling lips for years, but thanks to this my lips always feel great now. How can you not love this? :D
Color is soooo pretty, cheaper alternative to similar colors. Actually I like this one even more! But application is terrible, the polish is really goopy, take a lot of patience. :/
Top/Base Coats -Rimmel - Faster - 60 Seconds Top Coat
sevenbells 3/1/2010 1:22:00 AM
Dried pretty quickly- about a minute like it says, and lasted 4 days without chipping on one hand, and 5 on the other. Not bad for the price!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
sevenbells 3/1/2010 12:40:00 AM
edit: Suddenly started breaking me out like crazy- definitely can't use this anymore. Boo! Best thing ever, absorbs really fast and doesn't make me break out. Put in on before bedtime and my skin feels sooo soft in the morning. If only it cost less...